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Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.Written by
This movie does not have all the makings of a terrible movie. The directing seems fairly decent, the acting is great. But boy this movie is devoid of any real point. The whole time you watch this movie you just wonder why the hell you are watching it. You remember why you started watching it (early Oliver Stone written/directed horror film about a comic book writer who's hand comes alive and kills people), but despite the fact that that group of words seem like they could equal anything that could do any wrong, it sure does not deliver. I think my first complaint is Michael caine as the comic book writer. It just doesn't make any sense. You see his character draw comics, but he leads a life of the bourgeois. He is the very last person I would ever cast in this role. Like, the complete last. You could have altered the script to make him an "arteest", painting some post modern whatever's and what nots and it would of worked. It would have felt like it had a point! But as a comic book writer, uh-uh. This movie definitely should have been a schlocky slice and dice em, maybe with a sort of tongue and cheak, in your face style similar to Natural Born Killers. Instead you get a wannabe sophisticated slow masterpiece theatre type horror film, with unbelievable pointless B and C stories, with great acting that doesn't make any sense, directed by someone who would prove to be a genius just 5 years later.
If the premise to this movie seems awesome, and you are looking for something similar that is actually pretty dope(if you're into super B movie type stuff), check out Cellar Dweller directedby John Carl Buechler, the amazing special effects artist; written but don Mancini (childs play), and produced by Charles Band(the doll obsessed puppet master). That movie has a lot of cool comic art mixed with some great horror, I believe the monster in his comics comes alive and kills people. Again, B movie gold.
There's also a great Tales From the crypt episode that delivers a similar vibe. Anyways, I really would say don't watch this, even if you're a completist of horror. Maybe if you're a Stone completist it might be worth it, but it really made me question my place in this pointless, meaningless world.
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